• Whiskeytown Lake from the Davis Gulch Trail

    Whiskeytown

    National Recreation Area California

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  • WHISKEYTOWN ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY CAMPSITE, ROAD AND TRAIL CLOSURES

    Beginning June 2, 2014 and continuing through approximately July 18, portions of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area will close to provide for the safety of visitors as the park implements the Boulder Creek Forest Restoration project. More »

Fire Ecology

Monitoring

Whiskeytown's fire ecology program employs a range of strategies for monitoring prescribed fire and mechanical treatments. Monitoring allows for the determination of how treatments achieve the park’s primary fire management objectives, serves as an early detection of change, and provides information on effective strategies for the future.

Research

Research studies expand upon the park’s current knowledge base and allow for refined fire management objectives. Whiskeytown has on-going research projects investigating prescribed fire, wildland fire, fire surrogates, and fire history.
 
Rehabilitation

Rehabilition is needed when fires or fire-related activities cause damage to the park's natural resources. Non-native plant invasion and soil erosion control are the main focus of Whiskeytown's fire rehabilitation efforts.

Did You Know?

Osprey

Whiskeytown is home to 14-16 nesting pairs of Osprey.